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for son tiff kit of pope benedict xvi. then around 2:00 he will catch a flight to rome where he will take part in selecting the next pope. pope benedict held his final sunday blessing this morning. he will only have one scheduled appearance before he retires on thursday. this all comes as the italian media now reporting a whirlwind of controversy surrounding his historic resignation. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi praying with cardinals. outside that spiritual haven a storm is brewing. the vatican is lashing out at the italian media for a string of what they call quote defamatory false reports. >> it is deplorable as we draw closer to the time of the beginning of the conclave and the cardinal electors will be held in conscious and before god to freely indicate their choice that there be a wide spread distribution of often unverifiable or completely false news stories. >> reporter: italian newspapers have suggested a secret dossier prepared by the pope and three cardinals. the report lists a series of scandals involving sex, money, and power. and suggesting a shadowy gay lobby. the content
legal troubles. >> thanks for joining us at 6:00. our top stories tonight, pope benedict the xvi giving his final blessings to a huge crowd in st. peter's square today. police estimated over 100,000 people gathered to listen to the pope's last weekly prayer. pope benedict thanked everyone for his prayers and support he's received in the recent weeks. the 85-year-old pontiff will step down on thursday at 8:00 p.m. >>> a special mass today before heading to the airport. >> he'll be taking part in the selection of a new pope. lauren? >> reporter: the cardinal stopped to speak with us. he said pope benedict's successor will have to have a balance between wisdom and energy. enough energy to take on the abilities and wisdom to lead the church. it's secretive, but he shared what he could with us. >> reporter: loaded to rome for the mission of a lifetime. >> apart from the most significant thing you could do, i can't imagine that i would have to do anything as important as this. >> cardinal donald world, departing from dull less international headed to italy. >> the preparation for something as
. catholic church officials say pope benedict xvi will resign on february 28th, just 17 days from today. at announcement is considered a huge surprise. so far, there is no cheer reason given for the pope's rest you go nation. the headline from the vatican just breaking, pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of the month. >>> senator lindsay graham says he will delay a confirmation vote for cluck hagel and john brennan until he gets more information about a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the south carolina republican accused the white house of stone walling his request for more information. hagel is the president's pick to lead the pentagon. brennan is in line for lead the cia. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport to the annex and the last two guys may very well be alive and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off, that will affect whether or not i would give foreign aid in the future to libya. but if he failed to call on behalf of those people under edge,
insiders and catholics around the world. pope benedict xvi been said it's time for someone physically stronger to leave the cat like church. >> reporter: the contest making this stunning announcement at a meeting with his cardinals. >> and he plans to retire at the end of themont. >> i'm shocked as much as you. >> reporter: even though he's aware of the seriousness of stepping down, he doesn't have the strength to carry out his papal duties saying, quote, both strength and mind and body are necessary. strength, which in the last few months, did tireiated in me. >> i always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. and now my admiration is higher because his humility. >> reporter: he's 85 years old, the first german pope in hundreds of years. elected in 2005, he succeeded john paul ii. there have been recent concerns about his health and he's needed help walking, but a vatican spokesperson insists he's not facing anything grave. the cardinals will elect his replacement and hope that can happen by holy week. >> they're looking for someone to preserve the court teachings of t
pope benedict xvi had gathered the cardinals to mark three saints. during a meeting, he also announced his intention to resign at the end of the month. the holy father is 85 years old and despite his age, there had been little indication he would take this action. in a statement of the speech he gave to the cardinals, pope benedict said quote after having repeatedly examining my conscious before god, my strength due to an advance age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. the pope is referring to saint peter, the first pope of the catholic church. in today's world subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith in order to govern both strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the last few months has deteriorated that i have had to recognize my capacity or incapacity it to fulfill the ministry and trusted to me. the pope added i thank you most sincerely for the love and support and i ask pardon. there is a report the pope's brother had said the doctor told the holy father he should no longer take trans at
now. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi is retiring as leader of the church with loose ends still to bind. >> i see this really as a remarkable demonstration of his humility. >> i don't believe that we have -- the catholic church is going to select anyone very different. >> it knocked my socks off. >> reporter: there is all kinds of reaction today to the resignation of pope benedict xvi. >> in fact, and we'll miss him. >> reporter: monsignor bartholomew smith is pastor of saint bernadette's in silver spring and credits him with dealing with the child sex abuse scandal head on. >> you get to my generation of priests, people who entered the seminary 20 years ago, we have taken it seriously since the beginning when we first entered because we had just begun to hear about it then. and so, there is so little tolerance and it's changed the practice. we just don't allow ourselves to be in positions where somebody could, even suspect. >> reporter: the reverend clark, a presbyterian minister, is executive director of the enterfaith conference of metropolitan washington. he said benedict's
's burned out vehicle was discovered. >>> a big story, the shocking news from the vatican, pope benedict xvi made a surprise announcement he's resigning, something that hasn't been done in more than half a millennium. the pope says he no belonger has the strength of mind and body -- no longer has the strength of mind and body to perform his papal duties. a new pope should be elected in time for easter. the last pope to resign was celestine the v in 1294. fox 5's bob barnard has the latest on the state of the catholic church. >> i see this as a remarkable demonstration of his humility. >> i don't believe that the catholic church is going to select anybody very different. >> it's t knocked my socks off. >> reporter: there's all kinds -- it knocked my socks on. >> reporter: there's all kinds of reaction today to the resignation of pope benedict xvi. >> it's sad. we'll miss him. >> reporter: monsignor solomon smith is a pastor in silver spring and credits the pope with dealing with the child sex abuse scandal head on. >> you get to my generation of priests, we've taken it seriously since the
in the house. >>> and pope benedict xvi could change the rules regarding the conclave to elect his successor and is considering changing two laws established by a pope john paul ii. it would allow the conclave to begin earlier than current church laws allow. he steps down february tweet th. -- february 28th. there is nee you in focus on who the college of cardinals will select. the questions remain about when the conclave will convene. once they, do it's clear american cardinals are poised to have a big say in the final decision. jennifer davis has more. >> is he coming -- >> pope benedict xvi's last days as the leader of the catholic church are well-mapped out. there is confusion when the conclave can begin voting on his successor. he said pope benedict xvi could enact a new law to clarify the next steps. >> what will the cheap shepherd look like? judge -- the chief shepherd look like. >> reporter: the archbishop of washington will be one of the 116 cardinals choosing the next leader joining others from boston, philadelphia, new york, and chicago. >> a brand now experience for me to be a vo
start off with the surprising resignation of pope benedict xvi. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. it's the announcement that stunned virtually everyone. the pope will step down the end of this month. fox 5's will thomas is in the newsroom with the reason behind the move and how the church plans to fill one of the most prestigeous jobs in the world. >> the reason, the pop says he's physically and mental -- the pope says he's physically and mentally not up to it. cardinal joe george ratzinger with the -- cardinal george ratzinger and by all counts pope benedict actually a shy man who loves reading and writing books more than greeting crowds. >> he has come to the conclusion that he doesn't have the physical energy any longer to discharge his duties as pope. >> cardinal wuerl says that admission from the pope is more evidence the father is a him man. at 85 years old -- a humble man. at 85 years old pope benedict 16th says he no has the strength to lead and no one including the archbishop saw this coming, the first time it's happened in nearly 600 years. >
benedict xvi.  >>> a any report is offering more details into the apparent failing health of pope benedict xvi. a german magazine citeed a journalist who has interviewed the pope. >> he said the pope and to have gone blind in one eye and he has become thin. >> we have more on what the pope told the faithful this weekend. >> reporter: fifthful pilgrims received blessings from pope benedict xvi delivering his second to last angeles blessing in st. peter's square on sunday. benedict made history when he announced he would resign from the papacy on february 2th making him the first pope to voluntarily step down in over 600 years. his speech made no direct reference to that decision but asked loyal pilgrims to pray for him and the next pope. >>> maybe he has health problems but there are also problems inside the church. many things have happened that wear in the aware of but he knows what problems he should face. >> reporter: traditionally, vatican cardinals wait 15 to 20 days after the papacy is vacant to vote for the new pope. many have i wanted the conclave may start sooner than mar
the vatican where pope benedict xvi has announced he is resigning. >> sarah simmons is live at the northeast dc embassy with the surprising details now. sarah, good morning. >> good morning, tony and allison. it is very surprising. everybody throughout the world is shocked by this. so far, no world from the vatican embassy. we hope to hear from them later on. this all happened this morning. pope benedict had gathered the cardinals there to mark three saints. it was during that meeting he broke the news and made the announcement he would be resigning at the end of the month. now, as you know, the holy father is 85 years old. and he has had issues with walking and his strength is not what it used to be. and despite his age, little indication he would step down and take that action. however, in a statement, boep benedict said in part, after having repeatedly examined my conscious i have come to the certainly my strengths are no longer suited. the pope is referring to saint peter. he goes on to say dear brothers i thank you for the love and work which you have supported me in my ministry and i a
,000 people have been killed during the two-year civil war. >>> and pope benedict xvi is changing the rules of the conclave, days before he's set to step down. it would allow the college of cardinals to begin the conclave earlier. if they arrive before the 15- day transition period. pope benedict xvi signed the document making the change official today, part of the effort to have the new pope chosen before the start of holy week on march 24th. >> this movement is going on. >> no date is set. in order to have a new pope, he would have to be installed by sunday, march 17th -- 17th. >>> and the edge on d.c. and the council does something it's done once more. the council men was rip minuted and stripped of his oversight of the city's alcohol regulation. the punishment comes after a ruling by the ethics board, saying graham broke the code of connection. >>> and two rests -- arrests were made in high profile cases. he was gunned down last september and police charged the 20-year-old bennett the murder and had the gun to kill ross on him when he was arrested for another shooting and a series of ro
. >> a big change is coming for catholics. pope benedict xvi giving his second to last blessing in st. peter's square. we will have more when they woman back.  >>> a leaked immigration proposal from the white house is drawing criticism among republicans. the new bill would give illegal immigrants a chance to become permanent residents in a few short years. fox's doug luzader has more. >> reporter: the president has a new immigration plan and it's raising plenty of republican eyebrows on capitol hill. even if the details are sketchy. according to a draft that was leaked to "usa today," the president wants to create a special new visa specifically for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent legal status, even those with criminal records would be welcome so long as they haven't been convicted of three crimes or spent more than a year in prison. appears to be a long way from the bipartisan plan taking place on capitol hill. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue t
. >>> pope benedict xvi is scheduled to resign from the papacy on february 28th. the italian moda is reporting a whirlwind of controversy around his resignation. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi praying with cardinals on the last day of religious services. outside that spiritual haven, a storm is brewing. the vatican is lashing out at the italian media for a string of what they call, quote, defamatory falsified reports. >> it's deplorable that as we draw closer to the time of the beginning of the conclave and the cardinal electors will be held in conscience and before god to freely indicate their choice that there be a widespread distribution of often unverified, unverifiable or completely false news stories. >> reporter: italian newspapers in recent days suggested a secret docier prepared for the pope by three cardinals who investigated leaked documents in 2012. the report alleges a series of scandals involving sex, money, and power and suggesting a, quote, shadowy gay lobby in the vatican. -- vatican. there is speculation the contents is what caused pope benedict xvi to resign. >>
the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more than 4 0u theme stuck at sea. >> technical support personnel from carnival are now on the way to the ship which is approximately 200 miles northwest of cancun. >> >> reporter: no one was injured in the mishap and the fire was quickly extinguished. >> she was crying and stuff and said they have no power. they have no running water. they have no way to use the bathroom. >> reporter: other carnival cruise liners have met with the stranded vessel bringing food and other supplies. officials say the ship has drifted so
last week. >>> pope benedict xvi will lead ash wednesday mass at st. peter's basilica today. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent, a period of 40 days of penitence leading up to easter. this week, the pope announced he will be resigning at the end of the month due to his advanced age. this will be the pope's first public appearance since that announcement. >>> the president called for immigration reform and tougher gun laws. as fox's craig boswell reports, there was much more. >> reporter: in addition to the jobs and the economy, president obama pressures congress on new gunpoint legislation, immigration and also says nearly half of the u.s. troops in afghanistan are coming home this year. >> reporter: president obama says 34,000 u.s. troops will be pulled out of afghanistan by next year. >> this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, the war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: on domestic issues, the key focus is jobs, the economy and pressuring congress to void automatic spending cuts on march first. >> they would certainly slow our recovery and cost us
ago. we are closing in on another big event. pope benedict resigns on thursday. there has been a change to speed up the process of choosing his successor. we have more in this report. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi signed a special legal document today clearing the way for cardinals to move up the start date of a conclave once the papal seat is vacated. the normal 15-day transition period to start the process to choose a new point was set in 1996 by pope john paul ii and could only be changed by another pope. it was one of pope benedict's last official acts before stepping down thursday. no date has been set for the conclave to begin. >> we can expect that meeting to take place before march 1st. and we have no other information until the cardinals decide in the general congregation when the conclave will come. >> reporter: the date change comes amid the news that there will be one less cardinal voting in the conclave. cardinal keith o'brien of scotland is retiring and will not be attending. his resignation as archbishop of st. andrew's was required because he is 75 years old b
announcement he will resign at the end of this month. one french cardinal says benedict the 16th broke a tattoo about resigning. here's information we didn't know. the holy father will leave at 8:00 p.m. rome time on the night of february 28th. he will then go to the papal retreat in italy for a time of rest. then return to the vativan to live out his days in a monastery with nuns. the pope will not participate in the conclave. what is still being worked out is when that meeting of the cardinals will begin. can't happen until march and the vatican says they want a new pope before holy week and easter. what to call him after he leaves his role. all attention turns to which cardinals may be frontrunners. a closer look and that about more with this surprise announcement. that's coming up at 7:30. >> allison, the former police officer turned triple murder suspect may now be in mexico. authorities raided a hotel in tijuana yesterday but found no signs. also filed murder charges against him yesterday. been on the run since late last week. they are still sorting through hundreds of tips from the publi
are getting you live picture right now there vatican city where pope benedict xvi is making his first public appearance since his resignation announcement t will be his sex tonight last public audience before retiring at the end of the month -- his second to last public audience before retiring at the end of the month. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom marcan in on our weather here locally and talk to tucker barnes. >> we have an action-packed day starting with clear skies and cold conditions. later today, we'll cloud up and get a period of rain. parts of the area will transition over to snow tonight. not going to be a major storm. not talking boston blizzard. later tonight, i think after the rush hour, there could be some light accumulations if you are concerned about coming back from work later this afternoon, generally with the exception of if you are going well north and west, it should just be rain showers for you. 36 at reagan national. dulles and bwi marshall, 33 degrees. not concerned with anything falling from the skies. we still have clear skies for much of the area to start you
to the islan, mon. biebs turnoveraribbean. next "tmz". >> with the announcement of pope benedict retiring, the world is not just speculating on who his replacement will be. they are gambling! yes, it is time for holy crap, who to bet on for pope. starring "dark knight raises" star, matt christian -- being italian means he is super psyched for the selection of a new pope. >> yes, finally we have a way to make money off the catholic church instead of the other way around. >> we got to bet on who'll be the next pope. they got to bet what will be the next country he comes from. >> right now, the odds are -- >> ♪ >> how about some of the worst odds like 1,000 home run 1? >> the one at the end is maguire from "father ted." >> we did a show in ireland. >> oh, yeah, that's funny. >> bono isen on here too. [laughter] >> are you betting on the black guy? >> no, the atalian one. >> 14-1. >> ♪ no one understands him but his woman ♪ >> thanks. >> do you think there could ever be like a jewish pope? >> probably not. i don't think so, no. >> not like an orthodox but a -- is there catholic/jewish p
of pope benedict xvi. we'll be back.  [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. >>> pope benedict xvi made another public appearance over the weekend policing a crowd of about 100,000 people in st. peter's square. it was one of his last appearances as pope. the 85-year-old announced last week that he will be resigning on february 28th. a report in a german magazine over the weekend made claims the pope appears to have gone blind in one eye and is also having trouble hearing and is incredibly thin. >>> closer to home, a leaked immigration proposal is drawing harsh criticism from republicans it would create a special visa for illegal imm
. >> just getting word of breaking news from the vatican. officials say pope benedict xvi will be called emeritus pope. he will continue to wear white. church leaders have been scrambling to figure out how to move forward since they haven't faced this situation in nearly 600 years. >>> people say that no good deed goes unpunished. for one homeless man, a good deed paid off. >> still ahead at 7:00, show you how one couple is rewarding that man for returning a lost engagement ring. >> an outspoken warrior in the battle against aides passes away. the life and the legacy of former surgeon general. >> first gio gonzalez takes the mound. dave ross will join us live at how the nats fairs. we'll be right back. we need to look for a new van. yeah. i just don't know where to start. glad you found us. start by test-driving nearly every make and model, all in one place. carmax. start here. >>> gio takes the mound for the first time in florida. and the wizard takes the night off. make him a patriot for life. >> dave ross joins us live with another serving of your sports breakfast. >> big day in sport
no working smoke alarms in that house. >>> 21 minutes after 7:00 now on this friday morning. pope benedict is wrapping up his last few days as leader of the catholic church. who will step up to take on the role or who will be assigned that role? we'll get an update on the other side of the break. >> then a d.c. graffiti artist now part of a new documentary and exhibit. this morning hollie is learning all about cool disco dance. she'll join us live. [ harry umlaut ] here w we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have another"... "have you been through the five stages of muller yet?" "yeah, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. who aren't happy with their internet. [ spokesman ] are you lindsay? yes. did you say, "my internet's so slow it's like a car with no gas"? yes. [ ma
still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> pope benedict xvi might change the rules of the conclave that will secretly elect the next pope t could move up the meeting cardinals that was supposed to start after march 15th. vatican might now hold the he leaks earlier and have a new pope before easter. >>> the vatican is also banning smart phones during conclave so cardinals cannot tweet about the elections from inside the sistine chapel. >>> ate possible boost for same- sex unions. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. the administering has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices outlining its opinion on that state's ban. move could have a far-reaching impact on same-sex couples across country. >>> vice president joe biden is speaking at a gun violence conference later on today. it is in danbury, con cop just a few miles from the scene of the massacre in newtown. also attending are connecticut lawmakers, education secretary ar ne. duncan and the parent of one of the
with jason worth. and gm. don't go anywhere. that's ahead in sports. >>> pope benedict xvi started a week long spiritual retreat today. attended a ceremony this morning. pope ben dinth will not make any more appearances until next sunday. the vatican hasn't announced the start date but might start sooner than march 15th. republican florida senator marco rubio is selling water. >> his water bottle gaff has gone viral and he is capitolizing on the moment. he's raised more than $100,000 for the reclaim america political action committee. the water bottles have rubio's name printed on the side. >>> facebook made about $1.1 billion in profits in the u.s. last year. didn't pay a dime in taxes. the company is getting a refund. $429 million worth. all thanks to one tax deduction for executive stock options. gets to make deductions when employees make deductions. president obama trying to get rid of tax loopholes. >>> smaller portions and more fruits and vegetables. not popular with kids or adults. why healthy school lunches are getting resistance. a new bill raises awareness forehead injuries in
. >> plus, life after leading the catholic church. a look at what retirement will be like for pope benedict xvi. we'll be right back. >>> if you haven't heard this yet, it's an amazing story. making headlines, a meteor explodes over central russia, injuring hundreds. witnesses report seeing explosions and intense flashes early this morning. russian emergency officials say -- we're getting various reports. now we're being told more than 500 people are being treated for injuries from broken glass from the sonic boom. >>> police in california are confirming the body discovered inside a burned out cabin is that of former l.a.p.d. officer christopher dorner, wanted for the murder of two law enforcement officials and a woman and her fiance. >>> prosecutors will pursue a charge of premeditated murder against oscar pistorius. the disabled runner is seen here arriving at court early this morning where he reportedly wept during the hearing. he is accused of shooting and killing his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home yesterday. he has denied the charges. >>> pope benedict xvi is expecte
's ready for a younger generation to lead. >>> today begins the last work week for pope benedict xvi. the 85-year-old pontiff is set to retire thursday night. yesterday he delivered his final public blessing in st. peter's square, telling the crowd, "god told me to go." he reassured the world's 1.2 billion catholics that his decision to retire does not mean he's abandoning the church. the pope has one final appearance scheduled wednesday. experts say as his final act as pope, he might change the rules governing conclaves to speed it up. >>> cardinals from around the world have started to gather in rome. washington archbishop donald wuerl left over the weekend. he and 116 other cardinals will meet next month to elect the successor. tony? >>> thank you very much. police in takoma mark investigate an apparent murder/suicide. happened along flower drive around 2:00 sunday morning. the victims are david draugh and steven hickman. david was a teacher. school officials expected to release more information about his death later today. >>> and police in virginia are searching for a person of
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> pope benedict xvi makes a blockbuster decision and now the search is on to find the next leader of the catholic church. >> the stunning announcement that the pope is resigning shocked catholics around the world but there had been recent concerns about the pope's health and he has needed help walking. now, the college of cardinals will hold something called a conclave to elect benedict's replacement. >> for somebody who is going to preserve the core teachings of search. >> i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. now, my admiration as even higher because of his humility. >> the vatican hopes it can be by holy week. many wonder if the time has come for the first non-europe other than leader. >>> a new way to gamble in atlantic city. we'll go live to fox business network in knick for the details. >>> the nationals racing presidents are hitting the road heading to other place where you can ebig-he hadhood presidents. all five mascots leave d.c. this friday to arrive at the sed -- at the south dakota landmark by mon
. that's weather, tony, allison, back to you at the desk. >> thank you very much. as pope benedict blessed 100,000 pilgrims yesterday, new details of his ailing healthy merged. >> poor health in advancing age as a reason forgiving up the papacy. wisdom is live in the news room with the latest on this. wisdom, good morning. >> good morning to you. details was published in the german magazine focus. news of the article is your tased as he made one of his last appearances yesterday. a german journalist says when he last saw him, he seemed to have gone blind in one eye, his hearing was fail and going so thin that tailors had trouble fitting him for clothes. pope benedict was aware of his fast physical powers. benedict is the first pope to voluntarily step down in more than 600 years. his speech made yesterday made no reference to this decision but he did ask the loyal pilgrims to pray for him and the next pope. >> i think he couldn't stand to see any more within the church. >> maybe he has health problems but there's also problems inside the church. many things have happened that we're
. the shop owner said he is a gun opener himself and supported gun rights. >>> pope benedict xvi is on his way out. find out which other clergy men some want out next. >>> who doesn't like a good deal? a new study is out with the best days to get the baste rates on airline tickets. but first, let's check in with tucker barnes. >> we have got lots of wind out there. it will be a chilly day. our high temperatures only expected in the mid-30s. i'll have the details on the weather. julie has your traffic as well coming up after the break. e br >>> welcome back. people in hopkinsville, kentucky are coping with an unusual problem. you see, black birds have not flown as far south as they usually do and, as a result, there is an abundance of bird droppings in the area. droppings create a fungus that infects the lungs and can make people sick. it can also be bad for trees and deadly for pets. several years ago, the fungus infected nearly 300 trees and the city has h. to cut them down so it is not just a stinky mess and you step on it and you keep moving. it was so bad that it is a fungus problem.
parliament neo-nazi new elections could be called soon. >>> pope benedict xvi changes the rules on succession just days before he is due to step down. the pope signed a special legal document that clears the way for cardinals to move up the start of the date of the conclave. normally the process for choosing a new pope starts after a 15-day transition period. meanwhile, brit i'm's top catholic lead are says he is not attending the conclave for the first time in history. cardinal keith o'brien is accused of inappropriate behavior with priests back in the 1980s. -- britain's top catholic leader says he is not attending the cop leaf for the first time in history. >>> the council voted to disapprove of graham contract in warding a lottery contract in 2008 that sparked several investigates. it was only the second time that i councilmember has been publicly rebuked. >>> keeping up with the bills can be challenging. we all know that. and there is one in particular that a lot of people are having a hard time handling right now. more on that is next. >> first, tucker is talking about some rain heading
with bipartisan support. allison. >> pope benedict xvi says his resignation is for quote the good of the church. he made the remarks this morning in first public appearance since announcing he will indeed step down. the 85-year-old received a standing ovation when he walked into the public audience hall. he simply doesn't have the strength to continue. >>> the holy father will preside over ash wednesday services. the observation will be held in saint peter's basilica. >> new this morning, tragedy in two maryland communities first from charles county where an elderly woman was killed in a house fire. and in prince georges county a person was found shot to death in the 8400 block in rose marie drive. no word on any suspects in that case. >> social media has the habit of making something out of nothing. and that proved true during once again. >> still ahead, we'll show you one of the most talked about of marco rubio's speech. >> a look at last night's last minute cap's win. >> and later, another dubious honor for the district. number one for wandering eyes. >> and as we take you to the break, a li
:00. >>> one day after pope benedict xvi surprised the world with at announcement of his resignation, the church is turning to the process of choosing his replacement. next step is for the college of cardinals to elect a new pope. even though many are talking about pick a pope from africa or latin america, most members of the college of cardinals are from europe. vatican officials are hoping they can pick a successor by holy week. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. new details in the case of a 14- year-old boy charged as an adult in the death of his 7- month-old baby sister. >> also ahead, a community on edge this morning as police continue their search for a killer. what is happening to solve the murder of a 71-year-old woman found dead in her home.  [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an
100,000 people turned out for one of the pope benedict's last public appearances as leader of the catholic church. there are new details about the pope's health. a german journalist says when he lost saw the poem 10 weeks ago, he and to have gone blind in one eye, had trouble hearing and was so thin tailors are having trouble fitting him with clothes. >>> still ahead, nascar history. a historic day on the track in daytona. >> cashing in. how much a piece of that meteorite in russia last week is going for on the internet.  >>> welcome back. it was history in the making this weekend for nays car. danica patrick became the first woman to win the pole for the daytona 500. patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session and covered the two and a half mile super speedway in just under 46 seconds averaging over 196 miles per hour. no woman has ever captured the pole for any race in nascar's premier circuit. >> that is great. history making. >> good no her. >> what is that race, next weekend i guess? >> i think so. maybe she'll win and create even more of a buzz around the spor
. and tweeted a picture of a water bottle saying i needed water, what are you going to do? >> pope benedict xvi made his first public appearance since announcing his resignation on monday. inside a packed saint peter's basillica in rome. the pope will step down february 28th. he does not have the strength to continue. his replacement should be chosen by easter. >> they are being blamed for a d more. one group is waging a war campaign to crack down on sugary drinks. >> and we'll show you how a web site is helping people lose weight and win a little cash in the process. >> and being your own boss, not so cheap. one city is helping a hand. residents trying to get businesses off the ground. >> rain is spreading into the area. just on cue for the evening commute. and a little snow too. we'll see that. emphasis on a little bit . first look at your forecast is coming up. stay with us.  >>> sugary drinks are being blamed for causing health problems like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. along with leading scientists and other groups called on the fda to step in and determine a saf
. >>> the vatican says pope benedict xvi hit his head last year. but officials say it did not play a relevant role in his decision to resign. no one knew about the incident. the pope announced monday he is resigning at the end of the month. he is the first pope to step down in more than 600 years. >> a superde history last year in london is now a suspect in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. oscar was the first double amputee to compete in the olympic games. his girlfriend died this morning after a shooting at his south africa home. elizabeth is following the investigation for us. >> reporter: car made headlines last summer at the olympic games. now he's back in the news. this time being investigated in connection with the murder of his girlfriend. >> there was a shooting incident this morning. at this stage, a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. >> police arrested him. the first double amputee to run track in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend model. she was shot multiple times when police arrived on the scene. >> police in south africa do not officially
next leader will be after the resignation of pope benedict xvi. the rule calls for a 15 to 20- day period before the cop clay begins. it's now possible that the meeting to choose the successor could start sooner than march 15th, the earliest day it could begin. >> the constitution also says this is to allow time for the arrival of all those who may need that time to arrive. however, if all cardinals had already arrived, there would be nobody to wait for. >> reporter: the start of the conclave is of particular importance because of the upcoming holy week that includes palm sunday and easter. the new pontiff would have to be installed by march 17th to have a play. pope ben ticket is holdle holding some of his private audiences on saturday meeting with italian prime minister. the pope's twitter account with 1.5 million followers will go silent the day he retires. >> during the days after the 28th, no tweet will be sent because there is no pope to send it. and, so, when the new pope will be elected, we are going to present to him such an opportunity. >> reporter: the pope's last genera
in the conclave. the 85-year-old pope benedict xvi gave his final sunday blessing and has one more public appearance later this week. >>> in afghanistan, president hamid karzai is ordering all u.s. special forces out of a key eastern province within two weeks. he alleges afghans are working alongside the special forces helping to torture, abuse and even murder civilians in the province. the u.s. military rejected any suggestion that its special forces carried out any such crime. >>> a memorable night at the oscars but not just for the big winners. host seth mcfarlane is getting a lot of praise this morning. from laughs to jabs, we'll take a closer look at how the funny man opened hollywood's biggest night.  that is next. xt. >>> argo tells the previously classified story about an american hostage rescue in post revolutionary iran. the story was so top secret that the fill's director is unknown to the academy. on the movie, worked on the movie,. >> first time oscar host seth macfarlane earning plenty of laughs last night. argo would go to win the night's top honor
are elected for life of course. they don't resign. that's why pope benedict xvi's announcement yesterday that he is stepping down has come as such a shock to both catholics and priests. the stunning announcement that the pope is resigning comes recent concerns about his health. one expert tells us the vatican is in the process of selecting a new pope. >> this caught so many people off guard. the bomb shell news of the year so far. but in some ways, the church always has had in place a system so that when a pope dies or in this case resigns, the transfer of ordinary power goes to the whole college of cardinals who will all gather in rome. >> vatican officials are hoping they can pick a successor by the beginning of holy week at the end of next month. >> two special ceremonies will mark the 204th anniversary of the birth of president abraham lincoln. wreath laying at 8:45. there was a wreath laying at 8:45 this morning at ford's theater where lincoln was assassinated. then at noon, the secretary of transportation and the superintendent at the national mall will lead a ceremony. that event
. pope benedict xvi has signed off on moving the date of the conclave forward. the pope says it can begin sooner if all the cardinals are in rome. typically, the process to choose a new pope does not begin until 15 days after a pope dies or leaves office. >>> meanwhile, cardinals from around the world have begun to gather in rome. washington archbishop cardinal donald wuerl left from dulles yesterday. also on sunday, the pope delivered his final public address to a crowd of 100,000. the 85-year-old pontiff told him his decision does not mean he's abandoning the church. he'll make his final public appearance wednesday, before officially retiring thursday. >>> cold outside. if the chilly weather is taking a toll on your lips, dr. oz has the perfect solution. and it's probably in your cabinet right now. >> tucker and i sat down with dr. oz earlier this morning for a special edition of ask tony and tucker. coming up after the break, he answers your questions. it's 9:09. we'll be right back. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so wh
, japanese and nine forrists from hong kong. >>> new this morning, the vatican says pope benedict xvi will be known as emeritus pope and continue to wear a white robe. the pope will also keep the title of his holiness but his ring will be destroyed. tomorrow will be the pope's last public audience. we will have special live coverage beginning at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> we continue to follow a big story on capitol hill where the count down to the sequestration deadline continues. now just three days away. >> with no clear sign of negotiations, can a deal be made in time or will billions of dollars kick in come friday? melanie alnwick joins us live now. >> reporter: good morning, allison. it does feel like the focus has shifted from stopping the cuts to pinning the blame. 45% of americans surveyed would blame the gop. 32 would blame president obama if no deal is made. $85 billion in budget cuts just this fiscal year alone, it is less than 3% of the budget. but because entitlement budgets are protected, hitting almost everything else. warned of a slow down on global trade. trouble for air
miles an hour. slow go from manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> pope benedict xvi could change the rules regarding the conclave that will elect his successor. the holy father is studying the possibility of make handwriting changes to two laws by his presented says sore. could affect the timing of the start of the conclave giving cardinals living in rome an advantage over other cardinals. >> the conclave could begin earlier meaning we might have a conclave beginning march 10th instead of march 15th. a conclave that begins earlier will favor the cardinals who reside in rome all the time. they already know each other and also have undue influence on cardinals who live outside rome. >> the pope has said he will step down on february 28th. >> are americans trading in big macs and whoppers for food that doesn't require a drive-thru? a new study. >> ana doorable sea otter playing basketball. what you can't see the sport is actually they are putting. >> arts and craft sports. there are a number of possibilities for summer camp. winding down to get your kids enrolled. holly
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